Practitioner Wang Zhiwu Being Persecuted in the Handan Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Wang Zhiwu is an older Dafa practitioner in Handan City, Hebei Province. He has been incarcerated in the Handan Forced Labor Camp since 2005.
Forced into Homelessness
On August 32, 2002, Mr. Wang attended a local experience-sharing conference in the city of Handan. Someone reported this conference to the police and he was arrested along with 67 other practitioners. He was beaten by police officers that evening and was taken to the Fuyuan Police Station the next day. He was able to escape on the way to the station, and was then forced to become homeless to avoid further persecution.
Persecution at the Forced Labor Camp
On February 25, 2005, the city of Handan sent out all of its police officers to arrest Dafa practitioners. The leading officers from Fuyuan Police Station were Wang Leiming, Zheng Guoqing, and Xue Baozhong. They arrested Mr. Wang Zhiwu and sent him to the Handan Forced Labor Camp in March.
To carry out the mission of the 610 Office, (which is to force Dafa practitioners to renounce their beliefs) this labor camp put together a special team, specifically designed for persecuting Dafa practitioners. One of their officers, Gao Fei stated, "We need soldiers to kill people and police officers to beat people." Another officer, Li Haiming said, "We prepared all these weapons of torture for a reason. We need to use them to accomplish our goals." The head of the forced labor camp, Mr. Zhang Xiuping, the deputy head, Mr. Wei Yongsheng, and the political commissar, Mr. Cheng Yin, encouraged these illegal means of torture to achieve their goal of "transforming" practitioners.
Mr. Wang was tortured by this special team, and they tried to force him to give up his practice. He was handcuffed and forced to stand for days without sleep until his legs were swollen. He was beaten regularly with an electric baton by officers, Xing Yansheng, Zuo Tao, Wang Haiming, Liu Baotao, Gao Fei, Zhao Wen and Zhang Shanduo. His skin was burned with cigarettes, and he lost three of his front teeth during the various tortures.
On July 15, 2005, Mr. Wang was put in solitary confinement for five days. During this time he was bombarded with brainwashing propaganda and not allowed to sleep. He became completely disoriented and signed a document, promising not to practice Dafa. This is how Handan Forced Labor Camp "transforms" practitioners.
On September 6, 2005 Mr. Wang was beaten again by officer Liu Zhaobo for not making his bed properly. He was beaten so hard that blood came out of his mouth. On September 12, 2005, he was beaten again by officers Tao Jianming, Xing Yansheng and Zhang Wenshan, and shocked with an electric baton. He was not allowed to eat and had to stand for long hours. On September 16, 2005, he was beaten again by Xing Yansheng for not answering a question properly.
On October 9, 2005, Mr. Wang refused to write articles that discredited Falun Dafa, and as a result was beaten and kicked. The beatings were repeated the following day by officer Wang Zhiming. In November when his prison time was up, they illegally extended Mr. Wang's imprisonment for another six months. Also, beginning on the day of his imprisonment, he has not seen or been allowed to contact his family at all.
In 2007, during the Chinese People's Congress meetings, the labor camp began another wave of persecution and Mr. Wang was tortured again.
Sent to Forced Labor Camp for an Additional Year
In 2008, the security agencies in Handan city used the Olympics as an excuse to start another round of persecution. Mr. Wang was again one of the victims. Actually, his time of imprisonment expired in March 2008, but he was not released. When his family went to the local police station, they were told to check with the district 610 Office. When they got there, they were told to check with the Handan 610 Office, but no one at the Handan 610 Office would respond. Finally, Mr. Wang's family members had to pay someone to find out his whereabouts. The message they received was that he refused to give up his practice at the forced labor camp, so he was taken to a brainwashing center.
On August 8, 2008 Mr. Wang clarified the facts about Falun Gong at the brainwashing center in Handan City. A staff member there, Li Haisheng, was enraged and sentenced Mr. Wang to one more year in the forced labor camp.
Perpetrators involved in this persecution case:
Director of 610 Office in Handan city: Cao Zhixia, 86-310-7413519, 86-13803101111 (Cell)
Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee: Zhou Guojiang
(Responsible for arresting practitioners)
Handan Forced Labor Camp: 86-310-4010037
Head: Zhang Xiuping
Deputy head: Wei Yongsheng
Political commissar: Cheng Yin